UOFM LAW & AUSTIN PEAY FORM 3+3 LAW DEGREE
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has established an agreement with Austin Peay State University's (APSU) Department of Political Science and Public Management in the College of Human and Behavioral Sciences to provide a six-year path to obtain a law degree.
The partnership will increase the affordability and accessibility of law school for Middle Tennesseans, according to Katharine T. Schaffzin, dean of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
"Students can earn a bachelor's degree from Austin Peay and a JD from the University of Memphis in six years, saving an entire year of undergraduate tuition and lost earning potential," said Schaffzin. "Moreover, the three plus three program will increase the number of high-performing undergraduates from Middle Tennessee studying at Memphis Law, while improving Austin Peay's ability to retain and graduate these students."
Students at APSU will be advised to complete a degree requirement, prepped for the LSAT and complete the application process for the law school by the end of their junior year according to Harold A. Young, assistant professor of Political Science and Public Management at APSU.
"If a student is accepted to law school and successfully completes the first year (30 credit hours) APSU will confer a bachelor's degree," said Young. "If a student does not get accepted to law school by the end of their junior year, that student simply continues with degree work at APSU and is encouraged to apply again."
For more information, contact Sue Ann McClellan at the University of Memphis School of Law, 901-678-5403, firstname.lastname@example.org or Harold Young at Austin Peay University, 931-221-7059 or email@example.com.